How to Shift into a Rewarding Career in Home Care Franchising
Recently, Americans have been reconsidering their work-life balance and feeling inspired to chase their entrepreneurial dreams. Whether you work in medicine, business, teaching, hospitality, or anything in between, now is the perfect time to make a change. If you’re considering a career shift but aren’t sure where to start, a home care franchise could be the just opportunity you’re waiting for.
Many budding entrepreneurs are choosing to start their own home care businesses. As more than 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the U.S., the need for in-home support is escalating rapidly. Home care franchise owners have the opportunity to fill that great community need while also building a rewarding life for themselves.
The process of making this kind of change may seem intimidating, but there are plenty of ways to prepare. Let’s talk about what you can expect as you take your first steps toward a meaningful new career in home care.
Deciding if You’re Ready to Start Your Own Home Care Business
Sometimes, people worry that because they don’t have a background in senior care, they aren’t qualified to run a successful home care franchise. That couldn’t be further from the truth! The most important attributes to have are:
- Strong people skills
- Ability to build relationships, lead, and manage teams
- Strong communication skills
- Self-motivation and a strong entrepreneurial spirit
- Willingness to follow a proven system
- Desire to succeed from every angle, not just the financial one
Strong franchises like ComForCare offer training, resources, and ongoing support. That means even if you don’t come from a home care background, you can succeed in the home care space.
Exploring the Best Franchise Opportunities
Start out by doing your due diligence, researching companies to find the best fit for you. The best franchises have a proven business model and a network of franchisees that are using that model to great success. They also have a strong company culture. That culture should align with your values and inspire growth, positive outcomes, and a sense of community.
ComForCare strives to check all these boxes. As a proud member of the Best Life Brands family of companies, we are strongly culture-based, incorporating these five values into everything we do:
- Care like family
- Serve passionately
- Dignity matters
- Be present and engaged
- Have fun
Setting Goals and Asking Questions
Once you’ve decided that you’re serious about moving forward into the home care space, it’s important to solidify your personal and professional goals. Develop a list of questions to ask during learning calls to make sure that the franchise will be a good fit for you.
At ComForCare, we start every potential franchising relationship with a no-pressure, informative discovery conversation to ensure that you have every opportunity to learn from us, ask us questions, and familiarize yourself with our company culture.
We love having this opportunity to share our philosophy and get to know potential franchisees before moving on to next steps. If you’re ready to take your first step in researching franchising opportunities, start a conversation with us today to learn more.
Preparing for an Executive Interview
If everything goes well in your discovery conversation and you decide to move forward, the next step is to participate in an executive interview with the VP of franchise development. This call is your chance to review the franchise’s business model, training platform, revenue goals, investment requirements, and any other important details.
It’s also a chance to present your vision and highlight any leadership skills that will help you excel as a ComForCare franchisee. Be open and honest about your expectations, short- and long-term goals, and plan for success. This is the time to let your entrepreneurial spirit shine!
Talk to Other Franchisees
After the executive interview comes a validation period, during which you’ll have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with current franchisees. These personal conversations are one of your best resources during the entire awarding process. They can help you gain valuable insight and advice about what goes into running a successful home care business.
These conversations can help you understand what to expect and make sure that other franchisees are happy with their decision. One of many good questions to ask is: “If you had it to do all over, would you make the investment in this franchise again?” We’re confident our franchisees will say yes!
Start Growing Your Future!
As soon as you sign your franchise agreement with ComForCare, we support you with extensive training and guidance. Our goal is to set you up for success with all the resources you need, no matter what professional background you’re coming from. We want to make your career change not only a smooth process, but a successful one.
Franchise with the Best: ComForCare & Best Life Brands
With ComForCare, you can make a great living and a great impact on your community. From day one, you’ll be backed by a proven business model and a community of like-minded professionals ready to help you grow your business. Getting started with us is as simple as contacting a Franchising Advisor for more information!